Most people know that the amount of gas needed to get from one point to another can vary depending on your car, and oftentimes choose their vehicles with this in mind. However, what happens when your daily commute takes much more gas than it used to a couple months ago? This can really hurt your wallet! Check out some of the common causes of bad gas mileage:
- Oxygen sensors and air filters: Your fuel needs to be mixed with a proper amount of air to be used efficiently. When your oxygen sensors are off, it can cause everything to be off balance. Also, check your air filters. They can get clogged and dirtied to the point where your engine will struggle to run.
- Spark Plugs: Spark plugs begin the combustion in your engine. When they aren’t working properly, you won’t be getting the fuel mileage your vehicle is capable of getting.
- Air conditioning: When your fuel mileage drags in the summer, it’s often due to use of the air conditioning in your car. A/C units require gas to run, so make sure you are rolling down your windows when possible to help beat the heat. However, keep them rolled up when driving at higher speeds to prevent dragging!
If you are unsure what is causing your car to burn through gas at such a rapid speed, make sure to bring it into Loveland’s auto repair specialists at Metric Motors. We can take a look and get you back on the road in no time. For more reasons why you might be seeing that needle fall to E so quickly, be sure to check out part 2 in our series here.